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by longshadow
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Washington
Topic: Washington's Tallest Tree Confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 5100

Re: Washington's Tallest Tree Confirmed

Last week, my brother Darvel and I revisited the amazing noble fir/Douglas fir stand in Goat Marsh Research Natural area. In 2013 Bob Van Pelt told me the location of "Goat Marsh Giant," world's largest known noble fir, and we wanted to see if it was still standing. I also wanted to photograph the w...
by longshadow
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast

What a wonderful video! Thank you. I've admired Michael's artistry for years. Last month my twin brother, Darvel and I did a lot of bushwhacking and hiking in the Olympic Rainforest, documenting many of the world's largest Douglas firs (including Tichipawa and Rex), western redcedar and Sitka spruce...
by longshadow
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast

I checked the Save the Grove Titans Facebook site, and they had raised $5,000 as of yesterday.
by longshadow
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast

Glad to know about the 3/4/17 Del Norte Triplicate article: http://www.triplicate.com/news/5120775- ... ing-titans. But sorry to hear that donations to the Redwood Parks Conservancy have been so little. Raising a million dollars for an elevated trail seems impossible without a major PR effort.
by longshadow
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast

Yes, the main thing to eliminate is distortion caused by a wide angle lens. I normally try to shoot at the same focal length as my eyes, which is equivalent to about 50mm on an old film 35mm camera. Then get far enough away from the tree to see as much of the crown as possible; also eliminate camera...
by longshadow
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast

Thanks, Larry! I see you've been around for quite awhile. I'm new at this, so bear with me. Anyway, I can't wait to go back to the giant sequoias and re-photograph The President. It's a famous tree of course, but back in 2009 when I took this shot, I didn't realize that it's the world's 2nd largest ...
by longshadow
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast

While we're on the topic of the Brummit (Doerner) Fir, some folks may not know that it's the world's tallest known Douglas fir at 327 ft. and 11.5 ft. DBH. But maybe only for a few more years because of its dead top. These shots are from 2009. Thanks for the instructions on posting.
by longshadow
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

Re: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast

Glad to see your new view of the Brummit Fir. We're heading down to that neck of the woods in a few weeks. So how do you post a small photo or two on this site?
by longshadow
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast
Replies: 21
Views: 6961

I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast

My twin brother Darvel ("Darv") and I are old-growth tree lovers at age 74, and we live in NW Oregon. We love to search for the biggest, tallest and oldest trees of mostly softwood species. For the last 10 years or so, we've explored and bushwhacked in the remaining old-growth forests of Washington,...

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